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name will not be on the november ballot. i am jennifer franciotti. >> a dramatic night of primary returns and a stunning upset for the gop. i am kate amara. >> a female sports reporter said she was sexually harassed inside an nfl locker room. we want to know what you think about this topic. >> it was more appropriate for you to read. there is a chill in the air today. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> do you want to go? >> good morning. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. >> it is crisp out there. i love this time of year. it is a beautiful morning. you might want to take a light jacket with you. the barometric pressure is 30.01. it will be around 80 today. under mostly sunny skies. we do have a little bit of rain in the seven-day forecast and three tropical storms to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have quite a bit happening. and on the inner loo
. >> the latest unemployment figures are trending in the wrong direction. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on this. good morning. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding a job is not easy. there is discouraging news. maryland's unemployment rate rose unemployment7.3% in august. there was a significant increase in unemployment in maryland and florida. the number dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always lag the recovery. the economic output has increase. the labor market has not caught up with that. in terms of getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> there is a website to help marylanders out of work of finding a job. is the maryland workforce exchange. we have posted a link on our website. click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the news is not all bad. 200 new jobs will be created and the transmission plants in white marsh. this is thanks to a government grant. it was approved by the government. there is good news for a change on the housing market. new
shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, spent much of the day in surgery for a gunshot wound. we do not have an update on his condition. the big question right now, how could a government get inside the hospital? we will have more answers for th
. jennifer franciotti has more on this disturbing story. >> police have been handing out fliers and asking for the public's health to find the man that raped an elderly woman. a man broke into it will install on monday. once inside, they say he raped the victim then fled the area. police are looking for a white male in his early 20's. officers have beefed up patrols in the neighborhood. >> have an exterior lighting in place if at all possible. awesome motion detector lighting. secure your house, your front door, your windows, make sure you locked in the gates. >> anyone with information is asked to call anne arundel county police. reporting live, jennifer franciotti. >> thank you. another motion to exclude evidence in the prosecution of three men accused in the death of ken harris had been denied. lawyers for charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams asked to keep a security guard from identify the suspects from a security camera. >> we do not believe that the witness should be able to testify about what a jury can clearly see on the video. why should he be the one that makes the
down to the absentee ballots to decide who will be city state's attorney. jennifer franciotti is live with more. good morning. >> there are people who believe the absentee votes do not matter. that is not the case in thhis race. despite the low turnout, it took the board of elections a full state to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% was lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to not be at 100% within 24 hours. >> bernstein is leading jessamy by nearly 1300 votes. they are expecting to start counting the absentee ballots sometime this morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the smoke has cleared in the race for baltimore county executive. county council member kevin kamenetz has emerged as the winner. he has called for unity with joe bartenfelder and his supporters. >> it is time we put our differences behind us. i reached out to everyone in
area. state >> agencies and utilities are ready to spring into action. jennifer franciotti is live and fells point with more on the story. >> the nice thing is we have seen city crews coming by. they come by with their flashing yellow lights. they are monitoring flash flooding. so far so good in fells point. we have had intermittent heavy rain. this is the lightest it has been all morning long. emergency workers have spent much of wednesday preparing for this storm. attract this on the radar. there were -- they tracked this on the radar. there are 52,000 storm drains in the city. they were not able to get to everyone. they were asking residents to make sure they got out there to help if the trains were clock clogged. b.g.e. has extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. it can bring down trees and power lines. with a heavy canopy we have today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. it is a good recipe for power outages. >> it looks like the wind is starting to pick up. there is concern about that. it is not called
turn violent. >> a senator is stepping down after being indicted on bribery and extortion. jennifer franciotti joins us now with more on the case. >> despite an fbi raid on his home in 2008, currie continued to work as investigators looked into his ties to shoppers food warehouse. he is accused of using his office to benefit the grocery store chains. it is alleged he was paid $245,000 to secure advantages for shoppers. the indictment says he tried to save the chain of money and to give them an extension on meeting energy efficiency standards. he is accused of smoothing the way for a liquor license. he was a consultant for shoppers and his fees were disclosed. the chair of public policy says it is unusual to see a paper trail in a bribery case. >> the information is pretty iinteresting in that usually there is not a paper tropics prosecutors say currie failed to disclose his income on ethics forms. he will step down from some of his duties. we'll have more at 6:30. >> a man will spend the rest of his life behind bars. he was convicted back in may for the murder of another man in octo
out around 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest. >> the fire is now out and no one was hurt. it was on hillsdale, about half a block north of liberty heights. liberty heights is now shut down in both directions. kevin is here from the baltimore city fire department. nobody was hurt in this fire. >> it is a very good thing. we never look forward to a fire breaking out in someone's home. we hope to have an escape plan in place. >> this was a home but it was a vacant dwelling. nobody was inside at the time. there was a nursing home next door. >> because of the intensity of the fire, the intensity -- the intense heat and heavy smoke billowed over to an adjacent nursing home occupied with about four patients. they were quickly evacuated and taken to another facility. there was damage because of the heat at a nearby home. there was one occupant there and we were able to get them out. >> because of the fire still under investigation? >> correct. no firefighters were civilians suffered any injuries. >> it looks like liberty heights is begi
>> there's not much left after two four-alarm fires in west baltimore. i'm jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> a california neighborhood goes up in flames as a massive gas line rupture ignites an unbelievable explosion. we'll have the latest. >> and it looks look a fall-like weekend is in the works. the insta-weather plus forecast, as 11 news today continues right now. >> good morning, tgif, i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer h
and gregg bernstein. in the in, bernstein came out on top. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the outcome. >> that race was so close that a lot of the results were not in until 1:45 this morning. all of the precincts have reported in. bernstein has 49% of the vote and jessamy, 47%. early on, patricia jessamy were in a good mood and celebrating the woman and her career. many here were hopeful the city state's attorney would get another term. jessamy was optimistic. >> it has been a pleasure to be out among the citizens of baltimore city. >> supporters of gregg bernstein rallied to watch the returns. he came to thank his supporters. many spent the day at the preccts. they took the day off to support bernstein. he talked about how his campaign was able to gain so much traction. >> i think what made this race become such a focal point was it captains to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or didn't do. it was people's frustration with crime in the city
of murdering ken harris. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. >> when you shop for jury duty, if you do not know which case you are going to hear. jurors were shocked to hear this is the ken harris murder trial. they found out the case could last for five weeks. they said they could not do it. others said they were the victim of a crime and others asked to speak properly with the judge to not be involved with this case. jury selection is expected to last five days. charles mcganey, gary collins, and jerome williams are charged with murder in the shooting death of ken harris. he has stopped by a lounge to use the restroom. he and the club owner were ambushed in a robbery attempt 3 har. harris was shot in the back as he attempted to leave the scene. it will be hard to find an iimpartial panel. >> a lot of people are not going to want to sit on it because they may have known as the victim or they have heard so much about it that they already have formed an opinion. >> prosecutors are expected to call as many as 50 witnesses to the stand, including the woman who said she was with harris the
firefighters put to the test with two four-alarm fires yesterday. >> jennifer franciotti with more on that story. >> it was quite a scene yesterday. firefighters were busy fighting fires to 11 houses on two niche blocks. all but two houses were vacant. five rowhouses went up in flames there. then three more caught fire on the other side. firefighters rushed to houses on the next block. everyone did get out safely. no word on what caused the first fire, but officials are pretty sure of what happened on north cary street. >> one consideration is there may have been embers that may have been blown from one fire across the street to the next may have ignited that one. we don't know at this point. >> in all 100 firefighters responded. one firefighter suffered minor injuries. mindy back to you. >> a 34-year-old columbia man who survived an apartment fire is charged with not only setting the blaze, but killing his ex-wife moments earlier. damon white set fire to the apartment to cover up the murder of the 35-year-old woman. she obtained a restraining order against her husband in 2008. >>
psychological problems because of bullying. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> the family is going for $1 million to $10 million in damages. the family is suing for three counts of deprivation of constitutional rights. the lawsuit against the howard county board of education makes serious allegations, according to the suit. a sixth grade student at patapsco middle school was bullied by a group of students beginning in 2007. he suffered violence, including being stabbed with pencils, he was pushed and slammed into lockers. the issue of bullying has done a lot of attention recently in schools around the country. baltimore county just held their annual safe school conference this week. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems from a three tiered set problem-solving approach. >> the approach is to take care of the problem before it causes more problems for the student. >> the students may develop a disorder such as a depression or dramatic stress disorder. >> the boy suffered posttraumatic stress disorder and had to be pla
not step in when the child became a victim of bullying. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on this story. >> the family is suing for three counts of defamation of constitutional rights. they are seeking $1 million to $10 million. a student at the patapsco middle school has been believed. he was pushed and slammed into lockers and other such acts of cruelty. bullying in schools is a growing problem. baltimore county held their annual school conference this week and they touched on the issue. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems for make three- problem-revention solving approach to. >> a copy of the lawsuit was received but they cannot comment on pending litigation. reporting live in the newsroom, jennifer franciotti. >> health care is in full swing across the nation. college students will now be able to stay on their parents' policy. students at towson university applauded the news. there are more hurdles to overcome for parents who are not insured, as well as students who have a lot of expenses. there is more on our
30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i could be here tomorrow morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the big fight in washington is about politics. >> the president wants to cut taxes for the middle class. withamara jordan's us live more details -- kat
facility is getting a new name. i'm jennifer franciotti. coming up, with a future performances and the expected attendance rate. >> dry conditions around here with low humidity and gusting wind. this leaves the potential for brush fires. a fire which in effect for tomorrow. look for some rain in >> good afternoon. i am rod daniels. here's a look at what we are working on for 11 news at 6:00 p.m. an apartment fire in columbia. a woman's body found inside. the fire did not cause her death. we're live with the latest on that investigation. for the first time, early voting is in maryland. how voting could have an effect on one college campus. these stories and much more when these stories and much more when you why is roman meal bread nutritious? two slices provide at least sixteen grams of whole grains and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. >> thousands of people have been evacuated as a wildfire continued to grip the parts of colorado. >> just west of boulder, dozens of homes have been destroyed. the and greg has det
and another seriously injured in howard county. >> jennifer franciotti is live at shock trauma this morning with details on the story. >> good morning. the man who was seriously injured was taken here to shock trauma, but police believe whatever happened to him happened before the fire broke out. the fire broke out before 3:00, tuesday afternoon. when firefighters roifed they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously injured man. >> we don't think the injuries were the death of the woman were caused by the fire. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman had four children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boys who range in age from 6-17. >> all of them are very good kids. well-manner. well-behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an exceptional mom to those kids, and to know those kids' mom is gone now is just heart-wrenching. it's very heart-wrenching. >> neighbors tell lose throughs two youngest children walked home fro
and north kerry street lasted for much of the evening wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the very latest. good morning, jen. >> good morning. fire investigators are still looking for a cause, and meanwhile, the red cross is insisting at least 12 people who have been displaced by this fire. this fire did happen on wednesday afternoon. firefighters battled two four-alarm fires on split streets within blocks of one another. the first started on north calhoun street, and it's believed, at least preliminary nearly, that employers from the fire ignited the fire that happened on north kerry street. in all, 11 rowhouses burned, most were vacant. but at this point, we're told that the red cross is assisting six families. >> we need money for clothes, food, i think some diapers. one of the families needed diapers. you know, we got them a hotel. >> there is really not much left at this rowhouse, this section of rowhouses. you can see the huge, gaping hole behind me. as i stand here on the side, it is littered with debris and broke
of time. >> good morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. it is 7:26. here's a look at some of our top stories for you. in baltimore city, a fight between two family members turned deadly. officers were called just before 8:00 last night to the 1000 block of north stricker street in west baltimore for a fight between her aunt and her niece. the injuries to the aunt were so bad she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police are still investigating this case. >> three people are recovering after being stabbed onboard an m.t.a. bus. it happened around 2:30 at liberty heights in northwest avenue near the mall. a fight broke out on bus number 51 which left three people with stab wounds. >> the bus driver brought the bus to rest here outside the mall. there were people here scheduled for their regular after-school duty, and people were unloading the bus, and the officers were able to board the bus and get the officers off. >> all three victims were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive. police are continuing to investigate. >> in a separate stabbing incident, police are loo
of the evening on wednesday. 11 news reporter jennifer franciotti joins us live from the devastating scene this morning with the latest there. good morning, jen. >> good morning. of the 11 rowhouses that were affect by this fire, only two were occupied, and they have both been condemned. you can see the red condemned notice behind me. still, those who were affected showed up yesterday to try to salvage what was left. >> the day after fires brned on two blocks in this west baltimore neighborhood for nearly six hours and most of the smoke has cleared. >> i couldn't stay in the house at all. >> but people like esther still have a big mess on their hands. >> and from the third floor, my clothes -- >> esther is one of dozens of people on north calhoun and nearby north kerry who are struggling through the after-effects of the fires that drew nearly 100 firefighters. >> her neighbors have broken out windows, holes through their walls, and water damage as well. >> my roof is gone. half of my second floor is gone. i had water in my basement like that. >> the red cross is assisting six families in t
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in northern parkway. one of the victims said it started in a second floor bedroom. jennifer franciotti has more. >> all the sudden, i felt a big bang and i heard screaming from the hallway. the doorway was just in flames. >> she had little time to get out alive. she was one of six people in the house when it caught fire after 2:00 a.m.. christine and your girlfriend had to break out of a window on the second floor. >> by that time, flames were coming out of the window. i was so scared and it took me a minute. i was on the pawn and 911. i threw my phone and then i heard the boards starting to crack. i had to jump. as i jumped, i was being burned. my whole arm and my hair are singed. >> it was scary. i heard metal bending and snapping. >> 10-year-old dylan was terrified. he got out with his mother and grandfather. his grandmother was trapped in the attic and had to jump to say. >> she jumped and landed on the deck. i thought she could walk and get up. i thought my mother would helper. when i was running she said, " help, help, please." she was treated for leg injuries. >> fire investigators
cause. jennifer franciotti has the details. >> on purple friday, the focus is on black. >> we're making the blackout towels. >> is the brainchild of a local company called baltimore blacked out, being endorsed by regan's running back willis mcgahee. he wants the stadium to come alive with 70,000 fans twirling the towels. >> it is about having fun. >> they sell for $9.99. the proceeds benefit the willis mcgahee foundation, created to help underprivileged kids in baltimore by providing them with holiday meals, toys, school supplies, and other resources to help them achieve success. he once the fans to get into the black spirit. >> when you say someone waiting those around, it is a sign. it is good to do some different and get everybody involved. have fun. let us know you are behind us. >> they have been busy printing towels and t-shirts. the owner says it has been fun. >> it is fantastic and exciting. it is really starting to take off. it is going like gangbusters. >> you can buy them at the stadium, at stadiums doors, or online. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. go, ravens! >> be pre
on the flip side of this. >> you name it, anything on wheels all to raise money for a good cause. i'm jennifer franciotti. details straight ahead. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> welcome back to "11 news sunday morning." thanks for joining us. >> the humidity was down like 29% or 30%. we don't see that often around here when it is warm out. >> a similar set-up, but we won't be quite as breezey. there is a weather disturbance to our north. it will stay there during the day today. in fact, yesterday it generated a few scattered clouds in the area, but that was about it. the rain stayed north of us, and this mornin
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